This new Italian restaurant takes over the old Hi-Life spot in Ballard. Happy hour is your chance to sample some of Valentinetti’s signature bites on the cheap, including its Roman-style flatbreads ($10) that come out of the 700-degree brick oven. Also plenty of $4-$5 noshes, including meatballs, ricotta gnocchi and a fried mozzarella sandwich.
Beers, wines and selected cocktails go for $5, though the better deal might be the $25 bottle of wine to go with that meatball flatbread. The restaurant comes from longtime Seattle restaurateur Peter Levy, who also owns the local brunch standby 5 Spot on Upper Queen Anne, among other bar restaurants in Seattle and Tacoma.
Happy hour runs all day on Tuesdays and on other days from 4-6 p.m.; 5425 Russell Ave. N.W., (Ballard) Seattle; 206-708-6894, chowfoods.com/valentinettis